Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone discuss iOS apps for your iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV to make you more productive. Morning Reader lets you read the tech news in an uncluttered app on your iPad or iPhone. Stringify is like IFTTT, but lets you add more modifiers. Habitify helps you create better habits. The June Oven and app helps you make home-cooked meals while still being productive doing other things. Space lets you take a break from your apps and get more done. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ios-today.You can contribute to iOS Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.
A journalist discovers a scarf with her byline imprinted in its design and embarks on an investigative journey to track down its makers; a former futures trader stumbles into her calling as an internet hoax buster with a specialty for empathizing with the perpetrators. Following your curiosity can lead you to some pretty interesting work, or at least a very good story. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.
An outspoken corporate downsizer learns a harsh lesson after being surprised with her own exit package, and a loyal cop that has to choose between fighting the war on drugs and his criminal brother. Sometimes practicing tough love at work and at home isn’t always the best policy. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes. This episode also features Slack customer Sketchbook Skool - an online educator for illustrators and designers.
We meet a woman teaching doctors good bedside manners by acting sick when she’s feeling perfectly fine; and a neuroscientist at odds with her own brain after she's diagnosed with schizophrenia. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes. This episode also features The Ecole Project —a live-in, student-run sustainable research institute affiliated with McGill University.
We meet a chef who can't wait to walk away from her prestigious Michelin star rating and a web developer who singlehandedly orchestrated one of the biggest fast food comebacks his hometown has ever seen. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes. This episode also features Mathara Holdings, a family business operating out of Kiambu, Kenya.
On February 15, 2014 Richard Simmons didn’t show up to teach the exercise class he had led for 40 years. He hasn't been seen in public since. Filmmaker Dan Taberski starts investigating the disappearance of his friend.
The two people closest to Richard at the time of his disappearance hate each other. This episode is about them. Plus, Dan investigates possible claims of a hostage situation and explains what’s up with Richard’s (still very active) social media presence.
We head to New Orleans, Richard’s hometown. From the food to the burlesque to the Southern religiosity, this city shaped young Dickie Simmons into the Richard we all know. It’s also where his brother lives. Dan tries to make contact.
Warning – Do not operate heavy machinery while listening to this Pondercast. Because it’s meant to help you slow down. And slow down you will - I ended up flat out on the living room carpet by about Track #6. You are going to hear a compilation album put together by Joshua Van Tassel and James Bunton called Slow Volumes One (01). I’ll be there for you between tracks, taking your pulse and slowing down with you. I hope if it works for you, you’ll pass this link along to someone you think could use a little slowing down too. You can buy the album here for any price – proceeds go to The Daily Bread Food Bank which is lovely.
Night Series Pt. 1 – Because our nights need more attention. Strange how we spend so much time thinking about how we spend our days - but let our nights unspool without much direction - or intention - from us. You will hear two stories about two very different kinds of nights.
Listening Party – Find The Others is none other than Andy Sheppard, producer of The Signal. I want you to hear the entire record, and Andy graciously allowed me to bring it to you here. He also gave me a brand new remix of the title track for you to hear!
I'm back from a 6 week trip to England and now beginning to figure out what a post-CBC life is going to be like...and what life without Gord Downie is like. Back from a 6 week trip to England and now beginning to figure out what a post-CBC life is going to be like...and what life without Gord Downie is like.
Life as an improvisational art, at every age. This idea animates the wise linguist and anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson, whose book "Composing a Life" has touched many. Since her childhood as the daughter of the iconic anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, she’s had an ability to move through the world as both an original observer and a joyful participant. Now in her 70s, she’s pondering — and living — what she calls the age of "active wisdom." She sees longer life spans creating a new developmental stage for our species.
The band Cloud Cult is hard to categorize — both musically and lyrically — though it’s been called an “orchestral indie rock collective.” Less in question is the profound and life-giving force of its music. Cloud Cult’s trajectory was altered the day its co-founder and singer-songwriter, Craig Minowa, and his wife woke up to find that their two-year-old son had mysteriously died in his sleep. Live from our studios on Loring Park, we explore the art that has emerged ever since — spanning the human experience from the rawest grief to the fiercest hope.
The civil rights icon Ruby Sales names "a spiritual crisis of white America" as a calling of this time. During the days of the movement, she learned to ask the question, "Where does it hurt?" It’s a question we scarcely know how to ask in public life now, but it gets at human dynamics that we are living and reckoning with. A probing conversation at a convening of 20 theologians seeking to reimagine the public good of theology for this century.
In the 1960s, Nikki Giovanni was a revolutionary poet of the Black Arts Movement that nourished civil rights. She had a famous dialogue with James Baldwin in Paris in 1971. As a professor at Virginia Tech, she brought beauty and courage by the way of poetry after the shooting there. Today, she is a self-proclaimed space freak and a delighted elder — an adored voice to hip-hop artists and the new forms of social change this generation is creating.
No conversation we’ve ever done has been more beloved than this one. This Irish poet, theologian, and philosopher insisted on beauty as a human calling. He had a very Celtic, lifelong fascination with the inner landscape of our lives and with what he called “the invisible world” that is constantly intertwining what we can know and see. This was one of the last interviews he gave before his unexpected death in 2008. But John O’Donohue’s voice and writings continue to bring ancient mystical wisdom to modern confusions and longings.
To be in conversation with Maira Kalman is like wandering into one of her cartoons in The New Yorker. Millions have been prompted to smile and think by Maira Kalman’s illustrated revision of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style or a New York Times blog or her lovely books and her drawings about dogs. Her words and pictures bring life's whimsy and quirkiness into relief right alongside its intrinsic seriousness, its most curious truths.
“From the bottom will the genius come that makes our ability to live with each other possible. I believe that with all my heart.” These are the words of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz. His hope is fiercely reality-based, a product of centuries lodged in his body of African-Caribbean suffering, survival, and genius.
“In a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible.” A mystic, a 20th-century religious intellectual, a social change agent, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marched alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., famously saying afterwards that he felt his legs were praying. Heschel’s poetic theological writings are still read and widely studied today. His faith was as much about “radical amazement” as it was about certainty. And he embodied the passionate social engagement of the prophets, drawing on wisdom at once provocative and nourishing.
“When it comes to the world around us,” Lisa Randall has written, “is there any choice but to explore?” As one of the most influential theoretical physicists working today, she’s interested in the interconnectedness between fields that have previously operated more autonomously: astronomy, biology, and paleontology. She’s pursuing a theory that “dark matter” might have created the cosmic event that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs — and hence humanity’s rise as a species. We learn what she’s discovering, as well as the human questions and takeaways her work throws into relief.
Art in the Open was wonderful. Again. In a new way. As it always is. My favourite part of it all was watching people amble—and ambling is truly the best word for it—across the fields and through the forest and around the campfires. The pace, the expressions on the face, it’s not like anything else: it’s not work, it’s not shopping, it’s not entertainment; it’s (only) art. It’s a sight to behold. When we say “I wish this lasted longer,” I think the amble is what we’re talking about. The disengaged engaged amble that allows the art to leak in when you’re not paying attention. I wish this lasted longer.
Summer Kitchen is a new restaurant in Charlottetown that’s moved into the space occupied for decades previous by the venerable Noodle House, which moved downtown recently. The building has received a long-deserved clean-up and renovation; the pervasive pink has been expunged, and replaced by shades of red. The place has never looked better. Oliver and I stopped in for lunch mid-afternoon yesterday. There being no vegetarian options evident on the menu, we asked our server for recommendations; she called the chef out to speak with us, and we took him up on his suggestion of spicy eggplant and tofu over rice. The result was very good; indeed it may have been the first palatable version of eggplant I’ve ever been served. They’re starting off slowly at Summer Kitchen, waiting for additional staff to arrive before they step on the accelerator. Now might be the best time for you to stop in for a meal, before it gets really popular, as I’m sure it will. Open every day except Tuesday. Our bill was $16 for two, which included a plate of vegetarian spring rolls to start.